Join Jason Bradbury the gadget guru, the actor and broadcaster Richard Ayoade, plus a panel of experts and tech entrepreneurs at Make the Future Live Lates.

This free event is for over 18s only, and will take place on Friday 26th May from 6-10pm at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Live podcast

We’re used to thinking about cutting emissions on a global scale — but what about starting with something local? What if you could make the city at your feet, London, a model of a carbon neutral capital?

In an interactive performance style format, the event’s aim is to inspire debate and encourage Londoners to imagine the city around them in a new way. Elevate your knowledge about energy and see the group of entrepreneurs challenged onstage to repurpose their innovations on a city-transforming scale. 

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Explore the park at night

As well as the live podcast, the festival is open as usual for visitors to explore. Experiment with the bright energy ideas, try out virtual reality experiences and test out the latest inventions that could change the way we live, work and play.

Food and drink will be available throughout the evening, with main stage music setting the scene.

Free tickets

For the best view of the Intelligence Squared podcast, a limited number of seated tickets are available in front of the Main Stage, on a first-registered, first-served basis.  Seats must be taken by 7.15pm or they will be given away to those with standing tickets. Seated tickets also provide access to the rest of the festival.

Get free tickets to Make the Future Live Lates

Standing tickets are also available, providing access to the entire festival and concession stands. All visitors will be able to watch the Intelligence Squared podcast from standing positions around the Main Stage, and on large screens throughout the site.  Any seats that do become available on the night will be available on a first-come, first-served basis once the evening’s show starts.

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